NWC News Desk

Winners Announced in Second Annual NWC Photography Contest

Posted February 7, 2024
By NWC News Desk

Prize winners have been announced in the Second Annual Northwest College Photography Contest and Exhibition, with selections made in high school, amateur, and professional divisions. A total of 238 entries were received before a selection committee chose which photographs would be on display in the exhibit. Award-winning photojournalist Mark Davis from the Powell Tribune served as juror for the contest.

The high school division saw 77 students from a total of eight schools in Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming submit their work. Categories included commercial (45 entries), human interest (36), nature (77), people (30), and sports (16). The top four among the 204 total entries were then recognized with awards on February 6.

High School Award Winners

  • 1st place: “Loud Thoughts”, by Knoelle Ferguson (Capital HS in Helena, Montana)
  • 2nd place: “Caterpillar”, by Livi Palmer (Montrose HS in Montrose, Colorado)
  • 3rd place: “Skier”, by Eli Bunding (Bozeman HS in Bozeman, Montana)
  • Honorable Mention: “Forest Buck”, by Henry Riendeau (Bozeman HS in Bozeman, MT)

In the amateur and professional divisions, a total of 34 images were entered by 12 photographers from Wyoming, Colorado, and Texas. To create continuity for the judging process, entrants were required to use common museum framing practices by utilizing black metal or black wood frames with white mats in two specific sizes. Cash prizes were awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

Amateur Award Winners

  • 1st place: “Patience”, by Jonelle Pollock (Powell, Wyoming)
  • 2nd place: “Delight in Detail”, by Jonelle Pollock (Powell, Wyoming)
  • 3rd place: “Stopping to Smell the…” by Lora Ginnetti (Cody, Wyoming)
  • Honorable Mention: “Honor Guard”, by Lora Ginnetti (Cody, Wyoming)

Professional Award Winners

  • 1st place: “Northern Arapaho”, by Barrie Lynn Bryant (Kirby, Wyoming)
  • 2nd place: “Rudy Gold”, by Troy Powell, (Powell, Wyoming)
  • 3rd place: “Tuki-aonae Kai” (Art of Fire Dancing), by Shane Epping (Fort Collins, Colorado)
  • Honorable Mention: “Up and Away Baldy”, by Troy Powell (Powell, Wyoming)

The exhibition featuring more than 40 photographs will remain on display through March 22 in SinClair Gallery inside the Orendorff building on the NWC campus. For inquiries about purchasing any of the photographs, please contact the Photographic Communications program at 307-754-6497 or Christine.Garceau@nwc.edu.

Winners Announced in Second Annual NWC Photography Contest
Winners Announced in Second Annual NWC Photography Contest
Winners Announced in Second Annual NWC Photography Contest